Research Reports

In addition to publishing articles and conference proceedings, Americae presents a forum for publishing reports about archaeological research that may be shorter than a traditional article. We also have the capacity to publish high resolution photos, drawings, videos/animations, and sound files to accompany such reports. A research report may detail the results of a specific excavation (e.g., a burial context), the analysis of a unique object or group of objects (e.g., artifacts from museum collections that present important data, but perhaps lack a specific provenience), or a new method or protocol for excavation/recovery/analysis, etc.

Conference Proceedings

In addition to original research articles and research reports, Americae welcomes submissions of groups of papers that were originally presented together in a conference symposium. The papers should all be clearly focused on the specific theme of the symposium.

Symposium coordinators should first contact the journal to propose the publication of conference proceedings (americae [at] mae.cnrs.fr). At the time of submission to Americae, the session organizer should have already edited the ensemble of manuscripts submitted (and made a selection of manuscripts to submit, if applicable).

Thematic Calls for Papers

Once or twice each year, Americae sends out open calls for papers around a specific theme. These « virtual symposia » may focus on a broad, transversal theme that would be of interest to archaeologists and ethnohistorians working throughout the Americas, or they may instead focus on a specific region and/or time period.

Anyone may submit manuscripts as long as they are relevant to the proposed theme. After all of the manuscripts have been reviewed, a selection will be chosen for publication in Americae. These papers will be published as a group and indexed by the common theme.

 

Introducing Americae

Welcome to the official blog of Americae: European Journal of Americanist Archaeology

Americae is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to publishing the most recent findings of archaeological, ethnoarchaeological, and ethnohistoric research carried out within all regions of North and South America. Our goal is to reach an international readership of professional archaeologists and other scholars, while meeting the highest standards of academic rigor.

We accept a variety of manuscript types, including “original research articles” (longer pieces that address broad audiences, such as discussions of method and theory, or major findings that are of great importance to larger regions), “reports” (shorter pieces that may address a more specialized audience, such as detailed descriptions of a specific excavation context, a new method protocol, etc.), and “conference proceedings” (a collection of manuscripts produced from a central symposium topic at a professional meeting). In addition, Americae’s editorial board will regularly put out calls for papers centered on specific themes. All manuscripts submitted to Americae are subject to an anonymous peer-review process that involves a minimum of two expert readers. We accept manuscript submissions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Our open access, electronic format allows for rapid dissemination to a broad and diverse audience. Articles are published to Americae’s website immediately upon final acceptance, rather than relying on a set number of issues published on a predetermined schedule. All articles may be printed free of charge as PDF files. In addition to publishing high quality color images and line drawings, our platform also supports data types that are not feasible in traditional paper journals (videos, animations, sound files, etc.).

After being featured on the journal’s homepage for three months, each published article will be archived and accessible on Americae’s website in perpetuity. A search function allows users to find papers based on author, keywords, date of publication, and title. Each article will be dated and assigned a unique ISSN number, as well as a number specific to the journal.

Americae is funded in part by the French Centre national de la recherche scientifique (http://www.cnrs.fr/). The journal will be hosted at Revues.org, an OpenEdition platform that supports digital journals and book collections in the social sciences and the humanities. Currently, Revues.org hosts a total of 374 academic journals, from different countries and published in a number of languages (http://www.revues.org/?lang=en). Revues.org is a part of Cléo.org (http://cleo.cnrs.fr/index.html), a center for digital open-access publishing. Cleo.org is affiliated with the CNRS, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the University of Aix-Marseille, and the University of Avignon.